The Office of the Independent Adjudicator


The office of the Independent Adjudicator was established to provide an independent forum to which members of the public may apply if they are dissatisfied with the manner in which the Law Society of Ireland has dealt with any complaint made by or on behalf of any person against their solicitor.

The Independent Adjudicator’s role is to ensure that complaints about the conduct of a solicitor are dealt with fairly and impartially by the Law Society and to recommend any changes in the Law Society’s complaints procedures which are, in the Independent Adjudicator’s view, necessary to maintain the highest standards.

In December 2005, the Independent Adjudicator’s function was extended to deal with complaints about any decision by the Law Society concerning an application for a grant from the Law Society’s Compensation Fund.

Ms Carol Ann Casey is the Independent Adjudicator of the Law Society.